The Gambler’s most beloved songs coming to wax on April 30th
The Kenny Rogers Estate, in conjunction with Capitol Records/UMe, will release Kenny Rogers 21 Number Ones for the first time ever on double LP vinyl on April 30th. A limited edition gold colored double vinyl is available as an exclusive at Walmart.
At the height of his late ’70s-early ’80s success, Rogers sold more than one million records every month for a whopping 26 straight months. 21 Number Ones hits lucky sevens from start to finish, with Rogers’ most enduring No. 1 hits on one double vinyl collection. The liner notes also contain track notes penned by Rogers himself, offering his unique perspective on the evolution of his most beloved hits.
The back-to-back chart-topping hits on the project include his greatest duets: “Islands In The Stream” with Dolly Parton, which in 2005 was named Country’s Greatest Duet by CMT (No. 1 Country; No. 1 Pop) to “We’ve Got Tonight” with Sheena Easton (No. 1 Country); “Every Time Two Fools Collide” (No. 1 Country), “What Are We Doing In Love” (No. 1 Country), and “All I Ever Need Is You” (No. 1 Country) with Dottie West; “Make No Mistake, She’s Mine” with Ronnie Milsap (No. 1 Country); and “Buy Me A Rose” featuring Alison Krauss and Billy Dean (No. 1 Country).
Other No. 1 hits on the collection include “Lady,” which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020 (written and produced by Lionel Richie; No. 1 pop, No. 1, country, No. 1 AC); “The Gambler” (No. 1 country); “Through The Years” (produced by Lionel Richie; No. 1 AC); “I Don’t Need You” (produced by Lionel Richie; No. 1 country; No. 1 AC); “You Decorated My Life” (Urban Cowboy soundtrack; No. 1 country); “Crazy” (written with Richard Marx; No. 1 country); “She Believes In Me” (No. 1 country; No. 1 AC); “Lucille” (No. 1 country); “Coward Of The County” (No. 1 country); “Share Your Love With Me” (with Gladys Knight & The Pips; No. 1 AC); “Daytime Friends” (No. 1 country); “Love Or Something Like It” (No. 1 country); “Love Will Turn You Around” (from the motion picture Six Pack; No. 1 country; No. 1 AC); and “Morning Desire” (produced by George Martin; No. 1 country). In addition to these smash hits, 21 Number Ones contains a bonus track, Rogers’ hit duet with his former New Christy Minstrels bandmate Kim Carnes, “Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer,” which reached No. 2 AC, No. 3 country and No. 4 pop.
In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream” (with Dolly Parton), “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Rogers’ songs that continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. With 24 No. 1 hits to his credit, Rogers miraculously charted a song within each of the last seven decades. He is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, 21x American Music Awards winner, 11x People’s Choice Awards winner, 10x ACM Awards winner, 6x CMA Awards winner, 3x GRAMMY Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and was voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.
- The Gambler
- Through The Years
- Coward of The County
- I Don’t Need You
- We’ve Got Tonight (with Sheena Easton)
- Islands In The Stream (with Dolly Parton)
- She Believes In Me
- Every Time Two Fools Collide (with Dottie West)
- You Decorated My Life
- Make No Mistake, She’s Mine (with Ronnie Milsap)
- Share Your Love With Me
- All I Ever Need Is You (with Dottie West)
- Buy Me A Rose (featuring Alison Krauss & Billy Dean)
- Daytime Friends
- Love Or Something Like It
- Love Will Turn You Around
- Morning Desire
- What Are We Doing In Love (with Dottie West)
- Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer (with Kim Carnes) [Bonus Track]